An analysis of the aerodynamic heating is presented through the trajectory and over the surface of a re-entrant hypersonic space vehicle. Bodies exhibiting zero and high lift over drag ratios are considered. The turbulent and laminar convective heat inputs are specified as functions of the trajectory and space vehicle parameters. The maximum heating rates and time integrated heat fluxes are given as functions of the local pressure distribution, body geometry, and wall temperature. Examples are presented to illustrate the application of this analysis.
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Analysis of the Aerodynamic Heating for a Re-Entrant Space Vehicle
M. J. Brunner
Advanced Studies, Thermodynamic Engineering, General Electric Company, Missiles and Space Vehicle Department, Philadelphia, Pa.
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Brunner, M. J. (August 1, 1959). "Analysis of the Aerodynamic Heating for a Re-Entrant Space Vehicle." ASME. J. Heat Transfer. August 1959; 81(3): 223–229. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4008191
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